recursively delete .svn folders from a directory

rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn`

By: crashrox
2009-03-25 15:06:51

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find . -type d -name .svn -exec rm -rf {} \; You can also use find's exec argument.
cdmwebs · 478 weeks and 2 days ago
First, Second, take advantage of parallel processing, rather than serial: find . -type d -name .svn | xargs rm -rf
atoponce · 478 weeks and 2 days ago
alternatively you could use 'svn export' which, I believe, accomplishes the same thing. At least it seems to with TortoiseSVN (Win) and it has the added advantage of not decoupling your working copy from the repository.
Anonecho · 478 weeks and 2 days ago
Alternatively, instead of using find's -exec flag, you could use its -delete flag find . -type d -name .svn -delete
goodevilgenius · 478 weeks and 2 days ago
@goodevilgenius awesome :-)
elzapp · 478 weeks and 2 days ago
@goodevilgenius: this only works with GNU find. the -delete parameter is not a POSIX parameter, so this is not portable.
lme · 478 weeks and 2 days ago

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